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Thread: Quilts are not all I make (bras)

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    Super Member Olivia's Grammy's Avatar
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    Although I love every part of the quilting process, sometimes I have to stop and make necessay things.
    I made these 6 bras over the week end. They range in cost from $10 - $14 and usually last me about 3 years. And they fit perfectly.
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    Nice!

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    WOW those all look store bought... that is great when they fit perfectly.

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    Those are quite nice. Can't tell that they are homemade. What kind of fabric do you use? Do you make them to sell? I think you could make a little extra on the side if you did. :)

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    I have one that looks like a twin to that white one. What a fantastic job!

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    They're beautiful. How wonderful to be able to make them - you are very talented.

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    Wow--I'm impressed! Wish I had the talent to make some for myself. It's so hard to find styles that fit properly and then the fabrics are so limited...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airwick156
    Those are quite nice. Can't tell that they are homemade. What kind of fabric do you use? Do you make them to sell? I think you could make a little extra on the side if you did. :)
    They are a little harder than you would think. So no I do not make them to sell. Fit is the key. I took a class in 07 to learn how to make them and have been making them since.
    I buy prepackage kits that are either tricot or cotton knit. I taught the class one time, and one time only although I had other requests. You really need to have strong sewing skills to make them.

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    Those are very nice. I can't imagine the work that goes into them. I have never heard of classes to make them.

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    i will take 2!!!!

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    Very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olivia's Grammy
    Although I love every part of the quilting process, sometimes I have to stop and make necessay things.
    I made these 6 bras over the week end. They range in cost from $10 - $14 and usually last me about 3 years. And they fit perfectly.
    Mine would cost a lot more because I would need a lot of padding....LOL....Wish I could make good fitting bras! Love yours.

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    Nice - where do you get the kits?

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    Wow those look just like the store brand, probably better.

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    Wow that is a great skill to have. I wished I knew how to make them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olivia's Grammy
    Although I love every part of the quilting process, sometimes I have to stop and make necessay things.
    I made these 6 bras over the week end. They range in cost from $10 - $14 and usually last me about 3 years. And they fit perfectly.
    how in the heck do you do this? I have never know anyone to make their own bras. that is just flat amazing. how do you do that??

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    Those are so nice.....underwire? I realize they can be a challenge to make, but this is one challenge I need to take up! Any advice? I have a purchased bra that fits nicely but of course they don't make them anymore, don't really want to cut it apart either. Did you buy a pattern and modify it?

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    oops double post!

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    All I can say if WOW you are talented for sure! :D

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    I need to learn how to keep the underwire from popping out of the store bought ones...any secrets you can reveal.

    Should I sew up the edging before wearing them?

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    Great job

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    Those are very nice. Where do you get the kits???

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    There are an amazing number of links that come up when you Google this subject! I just never thought about it, but it seems like a good option for hard to fit sizes.

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    Wow, your work is awesome, especially after the week's post about finding bras to fit properly. I bought 4 with a very good sales rep., and $80 later, they ride up my back and annoy me no end! Making my own could solve this problem, but I doubt they'd end up looking like yours!

    Thank you for sharing!

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    Wow...very impressed...do you have patterns? Can you do a tute...

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